Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 Review: Conclusion

March 5, 2013 by Michael Wall Reads (59,957)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Software & Support
    • 8
    • Upgrade Capabilities
    • 5
    • Usability
    • 7
    • Design
    • 10
    • Performance
    • 3
    • Features
    • 8
    • Price/Value Rating
    • 7
    • Total Score:
    • 6.86
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10


The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 is fantastic device when used as a casual tablet or business PC for a mobile sales force. The machine looks great, it’s light and easy to hold, and the battery lasts all day. Users who simply want to browse the web or run basic productivity applications will be best served by this hybrid tablet, but those users also probably won’t need a $740 Windows 8 machine either.

The ThinkPad Tablet 2 targets an audience that wants more productivity options that what an iPad or Windows 7 netbook offer. However, with the machine’s limited Intel Atom processor and integrated graphics, the device struggles to take full advantage of everything Windows 8 has to offer. Additionally, users who do not opt for the $120 keyboard dock will find the device’s productivity greatly hindered.

The ThinkPad Tablet 2 is a fun device, but users looking for pure productivity will be better served by more reliable notebook alternatives.


  • Beautiful Design
  • Clear Display with Wide Viewing Angles
  • Long Battery Life
  • Extremely Portable


  • Keyboard is not built-in
  • Limited Performance
  • No TouchPad



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